ALEC BAKER Nganana Ngura Nganampa Ninti - We Know Our Country Well
Alcaston Gallery is proud to present new paintings by senior artists and elders Peter Mungkuri OAM and Alec Baker in Nganana Ngura Nganampa Ninti - We Know Our Country Well.
Nganana Ngura Nganampa Ninti - We Know Our Country Well showcases the immense knowledge of Country, culture, and history held by these two important senior men, both of whom were actively involved in the land rights movement for their ancestral Country and campaigned for the return of land ownership to the Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara peoples.
Accentuating each artists’ distinctive style, this collection conveys the unparalleled reverence and profound understanding Baker and Mungkuri have for their Country, and the broader Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of Central Australia.
Respected elder and cultural leader on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, Alec Baker has become a highly revered and significant contemporary artist as his creative practice matures, with his vibrant mark making reflecting a deep knowledge for Country and culture.
Baker’s artistic career has soared to new heights in recent years, receiving several prestigious accolades in 2021 including being named as a finalist in the Hadley’s Art Prize, in Hobart Tasmania, and announced as the winner of the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, presented by the Bayside Gallery at the Brighton Town Hall in Melbourne.
From 15 October 2021 – 30 January 2022 Baker will present a solo exhibition at Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art festivals, Tarnanthi at the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide in South Australia, which boasts one of the most ambitious, innovative, and diverse contemporary art experiences to date.
CLAY•Ben McKeown•Karen Mills•Dean Smith
Clay comes from the earth; in its many forms, textures and colours, clay harnesses our world’s enigmatic power, energy, and secret life force.
With its affinity to earth and water, clay is an accumulated matrix of plant, animal, and mineral; wet or dry, white or coloured, this natural material has been used since ancient times in the form of ochre in sacred ceremonies and for medicinal purposes, as well as a strong, pliable matter for utilitarian functions such as building, cooking and creating practical ...
Beverly Burton • 2023
Alcaston Gallery is delighted to present Pitjantjatjara artist Beverly Burton’s second solo exhibition at Alcaston Gallery.
The powerful and vibrant linear mark making of Beverly Burton's paintings is both characteristic to her artistic practice, as well as alluding to her important and influential family lineage including the work of her mother, artist and revered ngangkaṟi Naomi Kantjuriny, and her father, renowned senior artist and respected elder, the late Kunmanara (Hector) Burton.
Nellie Ngampa Coulthard •Inuntji – Blossom
… After the rain and before the summer starts, the landscape here changes colour with lots of wattle blossoms. My favourites trees are Tjuntala (Acacia Murrayana) with its beautiful yellow flowers…
Alcaston Gallery is delighted to present this new series of paintings by celebrated contemporary Australian First Nations artist Nellie Ngampa Coulthard in her fourth solo exhibition at Alcaston Gallery.
Boasting her signature palette of yellow, orange, red, pink and creamy whites ...
Judy Holding •WOVEN: CONNECTED
Alcaston Gallery is delighted to present Judy Holding’s new exhibition Woven: Connected, including watercolour on paper, casts and additive sculpture.
Holding’s visual vocabulary of symbolic forms conveys a profound connection to the landscapes of regional Victoria and Murrumburr Country in Kakadu, in the Northern Territory.
The painterly lens through which Holding depicts the landscapes of Murrumburr Country is shaped and informed by her connection with Murrumburr Senior Traditional Owner, Jessie ...
Barbara Mbitjana Moore • 2023
Alcaston Gallery is honoured to present significant new paintings by the esteemed Anmatyerre artist, Barbara Mbitjana Moore.
Rendered in sweeping arcs of vibrant colour Moore’s paintings are profoundly personal, uniting the Central Desert landscapes that define her. Meticulously recalled from memory, Moore paints the undulating landforms of Anmatyerre Country near Nturiya, north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, the Country of her birth. Her vivid palette stems from the lands around Amata in South Australia, the ...